Trendy pixie haircuts for women over 50 are typically cut shorter at the back and sides of the head and get longer on top. A short ‘do that works with almost all hair textures – there’s a lot to love about the pixie cut!
A pixie is a timeless look that picks no age, and it’s low maintenance. It’s definitely stylish and can add tons of volume to your tresses. That’s why is one of the top choices for ladies above 50!
Paige Patrick, owner of Urban Society Salon in Indiana, gave me inside info about this haircut. “After hitting 50, the hair becomes finer, and a short pixie will allow the hair to appear fuller. A sassy short style also updates a mature woman’s style. Going shorter puts all the focus on your face, lifts you, and shows off your neck and body.”
The most important parts of the pixie haircut are the back and around the ears. “If your hairstylist nails that perfect shape in the back, it will take 10 years off your look. Not to mention, it’s a piece-of-cake to style,” Paige shared.
Her top styling pointers? “My most recommended product for a pixie cut is a good paste like Evo’s Box o’ Bollox. This paste gives the perfect malleable hold with very little shine. A paste will allow a short cut to come to life by showing off the shape more. Take 10 minutes every day to style your pixie cut. Keep up with it every 4 weeks to look more put together and well kept.”
If you’re going from a long haircut to a pixie, ask your stylist if you can slowly go shorter every appointment. “Working up to a short length will help build your confidence over time. This also allows you to make a good decision for yourself over time,” Paige advised.
Ready to join the pixie club? The most up-to-date trends are coming your way! Take a look at these trendy pixie haircuts for women over 50.
Classy and Long Pixie
Asymmetrical Pixie for Gray Hair
Here’s proof of how versatile the asymmetrical haircuts are! This is a stunning asymmetrical pixie for gray hair like yours. Waves create movement while making the layers more emphasized. It looks trendy, and sure, can grant you a younger-looking edge.
Feathered Pixie for Fine Hair
Show off your chocolate brown locks with more flow and texture than anybody else’s! Looking so astonishing, here’s the ideal feathered pixie for fine hair like yours. The outcome is guaranteed to look classic and remarkable on you.
The Perfect Pixie for Thick Hair
The perfect pixie for thick hair is here! For a lovely woman like you who has thick hair, soft layers will remove the bulkiness from your look. Added bangs to embellish your brown locks make the entire cut more feminine and relaxed.
Turn a simple pixie cut into an extra exciting one. Opting for more layers means achieving a more voluminous and textured look. And yes—you can flaunt your silver-white blonde locks in this chop. May the color be natural or not, you would still look astonishing after all.
Super Short Pixie Cut
Cool and sassy! This super short pixie cut is sure to bring out more of your edginess. The chop isn’t the only one that feels breezy, but its icy blonde shade looks fresh, too.
Straight Pixie Haircut
Dazzle everyone who sees you with this stunning straight pixie haircut for women over 50. As a blonde beauty who’s in your 50s, the volume and texture it offers certainly fit your shade.
Grey Rounded Pixie
To provide you with a unique look, here’s the grey rounded pixie cut for women over 50 that has a v-shaped cut at the nape area. With the right amount of layers at the back of your head, its result will be voluminous, for sure. This also appears excellent with money pieces to frame your face and give you a more radiant outcome.
Pixie Cut with Long Bangs
This is for a woman over 50 who, like you, prefers to keep her look simple and sophisticated! Notice how this pixie cut with long bangs works great on dense tresses. A deep black shade of locks plus this stylish cut gives a fuller-looking finish that you’ll adore.
Textured Pixie with Glasses
Wear this textured pixie with glasses, and look beautiful every single day! It’s the cut and style that will give your blonde locks an appearance of glamour, no matter what. This look proves how shorter hair never fails to bring out a volume even without effort.
Flattering Bronde Shaggy Pixie
Who says you can’t rock a shaggy cut in the form of a mullet? This flattering shaggy pixie looks elegant on women over 50 with a golden bronde shade of hair! Layers form a natural volume, giving your look more life than usual.
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Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs
It’s edgy, dimensional, and above all, makes you younger-looking! This pixie with side-swept bangs and undercut can give you all these things. Is there anything you could really ask for? Go for blonde highlights when you need something to add shine to your dark tresses.
Choppy Pixie for Thin Hair
There’s always a pixie haircut that looks astonishing on whatever hair type you have in your fifties. Take this gorgeous choppy pixie for thin hair as an example. Achieve this textured style, and that’s how you stand out. If you have the natural shade of platinum, you’ll rock this look without a hitch.
Messy Pixie for Thinning Hair
Texture always adds fullness to locks, so here’s a messy pixie for thinning hair if this is your case. Looking lovely on a platinum blonde, it’s the trend that brightens up your face.
White Pixie Bob
For a stunner who’s in her 50s, you can rock this white pixie bob by throwing in a much-needed texture. It features an undercut because the typical haircut isn’t just for you. Your natural sassy vibe is what will complete this entire style, for sure!
Youthful Layered Pixie
Q&A with style creator, Lauren
Stylist @ CUT artisan. hair. design. in Flemington, NJ
How would you describe this look?
This long razored pixie cut is very easy to style – just scrunching some texture paste in the top to style will make it look super cute. This cut also looks great with one side tucked behind the ear for an effortless look.
We have been growing out Suzanne’s natural silver color for a while now by highlighting her old red color out and toning it to a silvery color to match her natural color.
To make it easier for her to style, we recently cut her hair even shorter into a real pixie cut.
Any advice for someone considering it?
It’s easier to grow out the natural color of your hair when you cut it shorter.
Going from having long hair to a pixie cut is definitely a big change but it can be a lot easier (less blowing drying time and less hair to wash). You will also want to get your hair cut more often to keep the shape. This cut would look good blown out and straightened as well as scrunched with a little paste or mousse and messy. Suzanne has coarse straight hair, so this cut might look slightly different (but still super cute) on someone who has curly or finer-textured hair.
Silver Razor Pixie Cut
Q&A with style creator, Schyler Janner
Stylist @ Bona Terra Salon in Kansas City, MO
How would you describe this look?
This pixie hairstyle is something that would look great at any age or hair type. It’s soft, edgy, and above all modern without looking too “try-hard”. Also, it’s a great way to transition to silver and cut off an old unwanted color!
Any advice for someone considering it?
I would really consider the details you want to see specifically before sitting in the chair. Ask yourself, do I want the sides clipper cut, how do I want the side-burns to lay, what sort of bang am I comfortable with. Most pixies require some sort of pomade or clay/wax to finish, and your hair type will determine what kind of product you’ll need. Ask your stylist what they think is best.
Blonde Younger-Looking Pixie Cut
A blonde younger-looking pixie cut should have a soft perimeter. Keeping the neckline longer but still tapered appears more youthful and feminine.
Salt-and-Pepper Short Pixie
A salt-and-pepper short pixie has been all the rage this season. Embracing your natural tones is the way to less maintenance. When your sparkles ( grey hairs ) shine through they give added texture because grey hair is more coarse. Pixies are an easy wash and go haircut.